Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thankful Thursday - Kudos to BJ's Brewery
I am so lucky and thankful to live in California where BJ's Breweries are abundant.
I LOVE BJ's and was so thrilled when they added the GF pizza last year and even more thrilled when they recently added the GF pazooki. I love them both - the pizza is more like a thin crust pizza rather than their usual deep dish style. I prefer deep dish style, but this is still delicious and the best GF pizza I have tried to date (much better than the new California Pizza Kitchen gluten free pizza in my humble opinion). The pazooki is also fabulous. However, my 2 non-GF friends did not care for it - perhaps its because they have the regular one to compare it to, which I do not. Whatever, more for me and I scraped my pan clean :)
I also love that they have made the gluten free pizza and pazooki available for their Party for Two promotion (which my friend Jenny and I took advantage of on Tuesday night), however I was bummed at my birthday celebration (back in June) that they do not offer the GF pazooki in the free birthday size so we had to pay for it in order for me to have my birthday treat. It was still worth it.
Kudos to BJ's for keeping up with the need for gluten free alternatives! They are definitely on my short list of restaurants which have REAL gluten free menus - PF Changs and Melting Pot round up that list. Outback and Lonestar I enjoy too, however when you order its more like you are ordering from their regular meal without all the good stuff like seasonings and marinades - I like the PF Changs, Melting Pot, and now BJ's have SPECIAL items just for Gluten Free folks like me where you don't feel like you're missing out on anything. Although the Outback flourless brownie is bomb-diggity (ya I said that).
Happy Thursday everyone, and thanks for reading. If you're gluten free - where is your favorite place to dine out and your favorite menu item to order there?